ST. ONGE, S.D. — On June 8, 2022, an MV-22 Osprey based mostly at Camp Pendleton in California crashed into the desert, killing all 5 Marines on board. All 5 have been based mostly at Camp Pendleton and assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor (VMM) Squadron 364.
One of these Marines was 21-year-old Cpl. Seth Rasmuson, who was born in Rapid City and raised in Buffalo, Wyoming.
According to his obituary, Rasmuson was an Osprey Crew Chief, the second of 5 sons, married to his highschool sweetheart and had a son lower than a yr previous.
Bridges, overpasses and relaxation stops throughout Wyoming and northwestern South Dakota have been filled with supporters. In Spearfish, dozens gathered at Exit 17, holding flags and waiving on the passing motorcade. People of all ages turned out to present their appreciation.
“I advised the ladies at this time whereas we have been driving up right here, I mentioned, ‘I would like you to perceive that the explanation we get to have all these enjoyable issues we get to do is due to males like him and girls like him,’” says Maggie Klapperich, who got here out together with her younger youngsters. “My husband is a veteran and my dad is a veteran, and I’m simply so proud to dwell in this nation the place we’ve people who find themselves sacrificing all the pieces so we will have all of this that we take without any consideration.”
Cpl. Rasmuson was buried in Little Dane Cemetery in St. Onge.
We thank him for his life and his service, particularly on this Fourth of July weekend. We additionally present our appreciation for the opposite 4 Marines killed in the crash: Cpl. Nathan E. Carlson, 21, of Winnebago, Illinois; Capt. Nicholas P. Losapio, 31, of New Durham, New Hampshire; Capt. John J. Sax, 33, of Placer, California; and Lance Cpl. Evan A. Strickland, 19, of Valencia, New Mexico.